[aur-general] New AUR Metadata Archives

zoorat zoorat at protonmail.com
Thu Nov 11 06:34:31 UTC 2021

On 11/11/21 06:22, aur-general-request at lists.archlinux.org wrote:
> Hello AUR users,
> In addition to pre-existing archives, we've introduced two new
> archives that can be used instead of bulk queries against the RPC.
> Pre-existing archives:
> - packages.gz
>      - Listing of all packages separated by line break.
> - pkgbase.gz
>      - Listing of all package bases separated by line break.
> - users.gz
>      - Listening of all users separated by line break.
> Metadata archives:
> - packages-meta-v1.json.gz
>      - A complete `type=search` formatted JSON package archive.
> - packages-meta-ext-v1.json.gz
>      - A complete `type=multiinfo` formatted JSON package archive.
> All archives support Last-Modified and ETag. Each archive is updated
> on a rough ~5 minute interval. For any bulk users of the RPC, we ask
> that you consider these archives as a solution to repeated searches
> or bulk multiinfo requests.
> All archives are available for download athttps://aur.archlinux.org/archive-name.gz
> Using these archives will drastically help the AUR with the amount
> of traffic required for API clients. Particularly with clients who
> are able to query by themselves en masse.
> We thank you all for contributing to the world of AUR and helping
> those who can use your maintained software as a result.
> Regards,
> Kevin
> --
> Kevin Morris
> Software Developer

That's awesome kevin,
I got into a problem while downloading the 
'packages-meta-ext-v1.json.gz' with wget.

I somehow corrupted it ...

so, is there any hash I can check against ??
like '.sig' file for '.iso' files  but, as a hash is a text file maybe ??...
sorry if I'm being dumb.


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